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Archerton Rocks

Not far from Chittaford Down Rocks (CDR) lies another cluster of less impressive boulders that straddle a small feeder stream leading downhill from the wide desolate pan of Archerton Bog to the west. The best part of this small emerging tor is its peculiar low flat outcrop on the north side that is weirdly divided into five distinct segments.

This does not look to be man made as no splitting marks are visible on the edges of the granite so it can be only attributed to centuries of weathering. The views are good to the north and east and down to the valley below where the top of Braddon Lake Rocks is visible.

Set on Public Access land the route to Archerton Rocks is the same for that to CDR, then keeping roughly on the same contour heading north and slightly west for about 300 metres or so.

Archerton Rocks
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Grid Ref:
SX 6324 7966
Height:
410m
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: Tors of Dartmoor

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